Luxury train Tejas to link Surat, Mumbai

Luxury train Tejas to link Surat, Mumbai

There is some good news for Surat-Mumbai commuters. Come March, a high-end train, Tejas, will be launched between Surat and Mumbai.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the launch of Tejas between Surat and Mumbai during his visit in the city on Sunday for the foundation stone-laying ceremonies of four projects in north Gujarat and central Gujarat and launch of Disha mobile application. “I have come to Surat for the first time and can’t go without offering a gift to Surtis. Indian Railways will run high-end Tejas train between Surat and Mumbai. Operating at speeds above 130 kmph, it will offer on-board services such as entertainment, local cuisine, Wi-Fi, etc. through a single service provider to ensure accountability and improved customer satisfaction,” Prabhu said at Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) here.
“Commuters travelling in Tejas from Surat will reach Mumbai in less than two-and-a-half-hours. The coaches of Tejas will have television screens at the back of the chairs,” Prabhu added. “Gujarat has been the most neglected state when it comes to budgetary allocation of the Indian Railways. From 2009-2014, Gujarat received only Rs 588 crore for capital expenditure. In our regime, the allocation in 2015-16 was increased to Rs 2,467 crore, which was 319 per cent higher than previous eight years. This time around, the expenditure in Gujarat has been pegged at Rs 13,025 crore,” said Prabhu.

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